Hey folks, today we’re diving into a unique gem from Canada’s hot sauce treasure trove – the Hot Asparagus Hot Sauce by Barrie’s Asparagus Farm.
Picture this: a hot sauce that’s not just about the heat, but brings a twist with asparagus and habanero peppers. It’s like a flavor party in your mouth. The texture? Spot on. The heat? Just right. And the taste? It’s like nothing you’ve tried before.
Now, I’ve been scouring the web for more info on this saucy sensation, but Barrie’s site is MIA. The good news is their Facebook is still kicking, so hopefully there is more hot sauce to come. Anyway, let’s get saucy and see what this bottle’s all about!
Introducing: Hot Asparagus Hot Sauce by Barrie’s Asparagus Farm
Alright, let’s set the scene. We’re talking about Barrie’s Asparagus Farm, nestled in the town of Cambridge, Ontario. These folks are the masterminds behind the Hot Asparagus Hot Sauce and a bunch of other cool stuff like pickled asparagus.
They’re not just sauce wizards; they grow their own asparagus right there on the farm. Plus, they’ve got this country market that’s like a treasure trove of goodies.
Now, about this Hot Asparagus Hot Sauce. It’s a standout in the hot sauce world. Sure, I couldn’t really pick up the asparagus flavor, but the habaneros? Man, they pack a nice, sharp punch.
And here’s the kicker – they mix it up with Roothams Crimson Pepper Sauce, which is pretty rare in the hot sauce game. Finding a bottle of this stuff is like striking gold. If you do, you’re probably looking at shelling out around $8 to $10CAD, but trust me, it’s worth every penny.
Manufacturer: Barrie’s Asparagus Farm
Made In: Ontario
Heat Rating: 5/10
Price Range: $8-$10
Ingredients: Rootham Gourmet Ontario Crimson Pepper Sauce (Chili Peppers, White Vinegar, Apple Juice, Habanero Peppers, Raisins, Garlic, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Spices), Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Lime Juice Concentrate, Onions, Barrie’s Farm Asparagus, Sea Salt, Habanero Peppers
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Now, let’s talk looks. It’s housed in a classic woozy bottle, topped off with a sleek black lid. The label? Pure country market vibes. We’re talking a crisp white background with the Barrie’s Asparagus logo taking center stage, not to mention their cool asparagus mascot. It’s got all the deets too – nutritional info, ingredients, you name it.
But wait till you see what’s inside. This sauce is a rustic, rusty red color, with little bits of asparagus and habanero peppers floating around, giving you a sneak peek at the flavors packed inside. It’s got this chunky yet flowy thing going on. One heads up though – my bottle’s neck got clogged pretty easily, so pouring it out was a bit of a mini workout. But hey, a little shake and patience, and you’re golden.
Alright, let’s get a whiff of this Barrie’s Asparagus Hot Sauce. First off, this thing smells amazing. We’re talking a smoky and spicy aroma that just pulls you in. You can really pick up on those habanero peppers, but it’s not your typical tropical habanero scent. It leans more towards a straight-up hot pepper vibe.
And here’s a curveball – at one point, I swear it kinda reminded me of onion rings. So, I’m guessing there’s a sneaky hint of onion in there too. It’s one of those smells that not only gets your attention but also makes your stomach rumble a bit. It’s appetizing, it’s enticing, and it just screams ‘I taste incredible’.
Taste and Flavour
Now, let’s dive into the taste and flavor of this Hot Asparagus Sauce, because, trust me, it’s a whole experience. First up, I was taken aback by how good this stuff is. I mean, I didn’t see it coming.
The texture? Smooth as anything, all thanks to the olive oil emulsion. But it’s not just about being smooth – there are these crunchy bits in there that take the texture game to a whole new level. Flavor-wise, it’s like a well-orchestrated symphony. You’ve got onions and asparagus laying down this cool, neutral base, letting the peppers and spices really do their thing. The sauce itself is soft and creamy, but then you hit these seeds and pepper bits, and bam – they’re crunchy, they’re bursty, and they pack a solid pepper punch.
Barrie’s Farm has added their own twist to it, kind of masking the Crimson sauce vibe. And you know what? It’s got this slight hint of Dawson’s Cedar Smoked Garlic hot sauce. Only, this one’s a tad lighter and less on the smoky side. Just a beautifully balanced act of flavors.
Now, let’s talk heat. Barrie’s Hot Asparagus Sauce? It’s surprisingly fiery. On my personal heat-o-meter, it’s a solid 5 out of 10. Those habaneros aren’t messing around – they’re sharp, and they’ve got this lingering effect that just builds the more you dive into the sauce.
The burn hits you right where you feel it – tip of the tongue, lips, that kind of thing. And let me tell you, it got me a little sweaty around the cheeks and even had my nose running a bit. But here’s the cool part – I was totally digging the heat level. It’s genuine, you know? No artificial concentrates or anything like that. The heat is all from the peppers, straight-up and honest. Just the right amount of kick to make it exciting without going overboard.
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
Wrapping it up, Barrie’s Hot Asparagus Sauce was nothing short of a delightful shocker. I’ll be honest, I grabbed it because it screamed unique – I mean, asparagus in hot sauce, who does that? I wasn’t really banking on it being a standout in flavor and heat. But, hey, I’m stoked to admit I was wrong.
The flavor? It’s got this awesome smoky character, backed by some seriously good aromatics from the spices. And the heat? It’s sharp, it’s potent, and it hits just right. If you stumble upon a bottle, don’t even think twice – just grab it. You’re in for a treat with this one.
The real challenge is finding it. Your best shot might be to swing by their farm or keep an eye out for a vendor who stocks it. So, good luck on the hunt – it’s totally worth it!
Please remember that taste is subjective and everyone will experience hot sauce uniquely. These reviews contain my own thoughts and opinions. If you think you’ll enjoy a hot sauce then you should definitely try it out.
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